Bucks Lake Webcam

May
25
2017
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ORO/QUINCY HIGHWAY (THE BACK ROAD)

As of this afternoon, 5-25-17, the Back Road is now open in Plumas County, though the Road Department reports several areas of narrow roadway, requiring you to be alert.

Word from the Forest Service is that the French Creek detour around Mountain House is functional, though designed primarily for logging trucks, and they are not encouraging tourist or vacationing traffic. But, neither can they keep you off of it. So just be careful when driving it. It is reported to be newly graded gravel in most parts, about 3 miles long.

Big Creek road is also open as of Wednesday afternoon.

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Apr
26
2017
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SPRING ROAD PLOWING, PART 2

Joe Blackwell has advised the plowing will begin Monday, May 1. The goal is to get to the fire station by Thursday. They will stop there, and will concentrate on repairing the washout at the bridge over Haskins Creek. Right now there is no schedule for plowing beyond the Fire Station.

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Apr
18
2017
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SPRING PLOWING

Cutting to the chase….. the Road Department will NOT be plowing any time soon. They are out of money due to the severe winter and are waiting for emergency money to arrive from the federal government, or the state. Or for the snow to melt enough for them to plow without spending much money.

I will post here when I learn more…..

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Mar
16
2017
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BIG GREY BIRDS. AGAIN

Two of them today, crossing over the fire station just as we also went by. They were about 100 feet above the trees. We waved. Tony, I hope you saw us……

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Mar
08
2017
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FLYING LOW

Well! 3:30 this afternoon. Five of you guys, flying very low. Wonderful. I always love seeing my tax dollars at work. Sorry, can’t be more specific, but you can guess.

Thanks, Tony. Always a pleasure……

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Jan
31
2017
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THE @$*&# CAMERA

Yup, it is back working. If only Foscam would tell you what you REALLY have to do to install it. I found the secret in an old youtube video. And now I know for the next time it pitches a fit…..

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Jan
29
2017
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MAKING SENSE OF IT

First, we finally are back at the cabin. And, the camera is dead….. We have ordered another. I’m guessing max, two weeks from today.So, since the camera was non functional, probably a lot of people did not drill further to the weather page. Here’s a diary of December and January weather events:

12-8 Snow 1″ Rain 1.26
12-9 Rain 1.30
12-10 Rain 3.27
12-13 Rain .59
12-14 Rain 1.10
12-15 Rain 6.02
12-23 Snow 6″

1-2 Snow 10″
1-3 Snow 20″
1-7 Rain 3.50
1-8 Rain 7.44 (really)
1-9 Snow 33″
1-10 Snow 40″ (again, really)
1-11 Snow 9″
1-12 Snow 2″
1-18 Rain 2.12
1-19 Snow 13″
1-20 Snow 23″ Power off.
1-21 Snow 22″
1-22 Snow 25″
1-23 Snow 5″
1-24 Power back on

So, quite the winter explosion. I wish Mother Nature would even accounts a litle more slowly, when She decides to catch up……l

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Jan
09
2017
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TRYING TO KEEP UP

For reasons best known to itself, the camera has locked up. The weather page is still updating, though the rain gauge is covered by ice, and not registering. The Weather Service estimate for Saturday and Sunday is 9.44″. And the forecast for the next 24 hours is for snow: 33″.

Getting back to the lake to fix all this has proved elusive thus far, and now the Weather Service is predicting as much as 70″ of snow this week at Bucks.

We’ll be fixing the camera (and probably a lot of other stuff) as soon as we can get access…..

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Jan
02
2017
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SNOW?

Well, I guess this is “IT.” If the Weather Service forecast is to be believed, we should get around 60″ of snow between tonight, (1-2), and next Saturday. Oh. And then there is the “atmospheric river” forecast for the weekend. If warm, it may wash away much of the snow below 8,000 feet. If cold, it could add several feet above 5,000 feet.

Why is it, when Mother Nature balances the books, She so often does in one great big dump???

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Dec
24
2016
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A BIT OF A DISAPPOINTMENT

Yup. Not the 22″ the Weather Service promised. More like 6 – 10″. This storm did what so many others in dry winters do. It split. I think we got about 1/4 of it in Northern Cal. And the other 75% went on down the coast. A ton at Mammoth. Well, they need it too.

Still, we wanted it to get cold so we would not lose the snow, and that will happen in the extreme. 11 tonight, and 9 on Sunday night. That should be cold enough for most people. Several days before the next one. Fingers crossed that it meets our request…..

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